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Mary Muench

Mary Muench

Sunday, October 2nd, 1932 Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

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MUENCH, Mary Joan (nee Thoma), known as Joan to all who knew and loved her, passed away peacefully at age 87 on April 2, 2020. Joan was born in Paterson on October 2, 1932 to Andrew and Mary (Tinger) Thoma. Joan grew up in Mount Vernon NY, before moving to New Jersey. Joan called North Haledon her home for more than 40 years and in many ways considered it her home even after she moved to Wayne 10 years ago. She was a bookkeeper working for Curtis Wright until she left to raise her family. She later continued her career as a bookkeeper for various companies.

Mary was a former parishioner of St. Paul’s RC Church of Prospect Park, NJ. She loved watching her children and grandchildren play their various sports, her beloved Yankees and was an avid fan, enjoyed reading and her trips to the Casino, especially Empire in her last years.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Edward Francis Burke in 1964 and Thomas Muench in 2007. Beloved mother of Andrew (Drew) Burke and his wife Eileen of North Haledon, Jamie Hintzen and her husband Wayne of Hamburg, Kerry Burke and his wife Mary of Wayne, Jody Burke of South Burlington, Vermont, Thomas Muench and his wife Gouri of Wayne and the late Karen DeAngelis. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, who fondly called her Gigi or Grandma Joan.

Arrangements by the Vander Plaat – Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services will be held privately by the family. Any future services will be posted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Joan Muench’s memory to St. Jude’s Research Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Brenda Phillips

To Jody’s family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have heard so many nice stories of this beautiful woman. Sending you all peace and live from Bolton Vermont. We love you Jody.
Brenda and Sam
Comment | Posted at 03:31pm via Condolence
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Arjan Gidwani

Dear Joan’s Family and Friends

You are all in our prayers today .
May The Almighty Lord give you all strength and courage to bear this sad loss Now with the Lord , Mom and Grandma Joan will continue to live through her children and grandchildren as their guiding star .

May the Soul Rest In Peace as You all offer her your respects .

In Sympathy and Prayer - Gidwanis 🌳🙏
Comment | Posted at 11:39am via Condolence
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Nancy and Robert Lucas

My deepest sympathies to Mary , Kerry and Megan . Condolences to your entire family
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Eleanor Ling

We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Marilyn Pan

Bill and Marilyn send deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time.
Your mom always had a warm smile and gracious person. May she rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 02:41pm via Condolence
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